At North Mountain Park
Havasupai Ramada
Peoria Avenue and Seventh Street

North Mountain Park is just south of the Pointe Hilton at 7th St. and Peoria.
Turn west into the park. The Havasupai Ramada is the second turnoff on your left.
Ample and convenient parking is available.

Wednesday October 25
From 4 pm to 7 pm
(Meal will be served about 5 pm)

Special entertainment will be on hand!!

The KrugnKraut Band will be playing some live Octoberfest music (traditional German music featuring Polkas, Waltzes and of course, the chicken dance) for your listening and dancing pleasure.

The cost is $5.00 for each member and $5.00 for first guest. Additional guests are welcome at $7.00 per person. The food will be cooked for you by the HRC Board of Directors and will feature bratwurst and hamburgers with all the fixins and accompaniments. Water and coffee will be provided. You may bring your own beer or soft drinks if you would like, but no glass containers are allowed in the park.

Door Prizes………………..Yes

Make your check payable to the Treasurer, HRC
and note Octoberfest on it.
Send it to our address:

Honeywell Retirees Club of Arizona
Honeywell, Mail Drop XO
2500 W. Union Hills Dr .
Phoenix, AZ 85027




Finally it's “fall”. What a relief to have survived another Arizona summer ….and lived to tell about it. The only problem is that suddenly Holiday time is right around the corner. Does it seem like we are now in “fast forward” or is it an illusion? Personally, I have enough trouble remembering what month to write on my checks. Just when I get accustomed to one month, it's time to change again.

And of course those of you who shop all year for the family for the Holidays are probably right on target…and us guys who occasionally procrastinate until the last minute…really appreciate any help that we can get ahead of time by our significant others.

Thanks to Ed Skutecki for organizing the successful Diamondbacks ball game event to kick off the fall agenda in September. It was well attended. The only downside was the Diamondbacks lost.

Hope that you have marked your calendars for our fall events. Oktoberfest is coming up this month at North Mountain Park , same as last year, with music by Mel Lindberg's KrugnKraut Band and Harry Heller's famous brats.

The fall golf outing is scheduled in November at the popular Arrowhead CC and Dale Wendt is counting on a good turnout. He has some special door prizes again this year.

And it's not too soon to book your table for the Holiday Dance. As you know this is always a great time at a great place with great food and music, so let's all get to Lorri Jordan early with your reservations.

Also, check out our other new events for fall and spring…we think we've got some good ones.

We look forward to seeing you.

Ed Frick


Each month we have more members signing up for The Electronic Bridge, and most are opting to receive “electronic only”. If you have an e-mail address, you should give it a try. Member feedback has been very positive. You can sign up by contacting us via e-mail at: Please send your: 1) name, 2) e-mail address, 3) if you wish your e-mail address not published in The Bridge periodically, and 4) if you want “electronic only ” or both electronic and hard copy. You may “opt in” or “opt-out” of this program at any time by simply notifying us via e-mail.


You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into reverse. When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into park, unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car; that is when the car jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off. They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car. And guess what, ladies?  I'll bet your purse is still in the car. So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys.  Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!

BEWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED .   If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away.
From an e-mail from George Kluegel



Check out the Phun in Phoenix information, which recently has returned to our web site. This listing of cool things to do in Phoenix each weekend is updated weekly – check it out here. Also a long list of Phoenix area attractions with phone numbers and web sites are listed on this site – a great reference for your activities with family and friends. Check out photos of our past events as well as useful information from past seminars like the recent one on Identity Theft. You'll also find all of our club's upcoming activities, with dates and contact information, plus a copy of The Bridge. If you have any photos of Club activities, we'd love to publish them. Attach the pictures to an email and send to

Russ Henzel, website editor




Where: CAF Museum, Falcon Field - 2017 N. Greenfield Rd Mesa, AZ 85215  
Time: Tour starts at 10:00 am Wednesday, arrive early
Cost: $4.00 per person for the tour
Reservations: Required by November 1, 2006
Coordinator: Ike Templeton 480-998-7559 or

The Commemorative Air Force, a world wide, all volunteer non-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation in flying condition of the Great War planes that dominated the skies of World War II. The CAF Museum at Falcon Field is home to the authentically restored World War II B-17 bomber, “Sentimental Journey”. Out of the 12,731 B-17's built during WWII, there are about 13 left flyable and approximately 8 flying in the United States.

The B-25J at the CAF Museum is currently undergoing a restoration and has quite a history. Flying from Corsica during 1944-45 with the 319 Bomb Group, this B-25 flew 15 missions against the Axis in Italy . Restoration is very extensive due to the initial condition of the aircraft but when finished (expected this fall) it will be restored to it's 1944 configuration.

There are many other interesting, vintage aircraft at the CAF Museum including Stearman, SNJ and C-45 WWII trainers, F4 Phantom and MIG 21 fighters and many others. Both permanent and visiting aircraft are normally present for viewing.

Our tour leader will be Paul Brinkmann, who formerly managed Human Resources at the Industrial Division. He is a licensed aircraft maintenance mechanic and is a Project Leader on the B-25J restoration. He also is very knowledgeable of the other CAF Museum aircraft which will be covered in the tour and will be explaining their roles in conflicts.

Although most of the facility is not air conditioned, there are water fountains and rest rooms available at the museum. Since the tour will end around noon , there are 2 restaurants at Falcon Field which can be utilized if desired.

The CAF Museum is at the NE corner of the intersection of Greenfield and McKellips Roads in Mesa . Greenfield Rd is at exit 20 on route 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) with the museum being about 3 miles south of the exit. The main museum entrance is on Greenfield Road with parking in front of the entry door.

Please make reservations by November 1 and send your check, made out to Honeywell Retiree Club to: Ike Templeton, 7500 E. McCormick Parkway #53 , Scottsdale , AZ 85258. Contact via email at for any questions.

FALL GOLF OUTING - November 27, 2006


19888 N. 73RD AVE
[Just SOUTH of 101 AND 75TH AVE intersection]

Cost: $45 for green fees, carts, prize money, & lunch


Time: Shotgun start at 0830 a.m. with lunch to follow. Check-in will be at 0800 for Cart assignment. Proper golf attire required: soft spike shoes, shirts with collars, and no Levis.

We will use established handicaps [AGA] and CALLOWAY only for those that do not have handicaps. As in the past we will play team scores, using handicaps to determine overall scoring.

WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY, PLEASE INCLUDE AGA HANDICAP NUMBER NEXT TO THE PERSON'S NAME. If you do not do this, we will have to use CALLOWAY to determine handicap.

Payment must be in by Monday November 20. If you do not have a foursome, send in the information with the number of players you have and foursomes will be randomly filled in. Make checks [non-refundable] payable to the “Honeywell Retiree Club”. Please respond ASAP as we are committed for 90 – 100 players

Mail to: Dale Wendt
7540 E. Becker Ln.
Scottsdale , Az 85260

Questions???? Call Dale at 480 - 922 -1402

CARDINAL STADIUM PRIVATE TOUR - Tuesday, November 28, 2006

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 10 A.M. Meet at the Team Store at 9:50 A.M.

Cardinal Stadium. The Team Store is located on the north side of Cardinal Stadium, between Gate 2 and the Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office. Take the Glendale Avenue exit on the 101, drive east to 95 th Ave and turn right . A security guard at the entrance will direct you.



Tour Length:

75 minutes


$3.00 per person, age 65 and older
$5.00 per person, age 12 – 65
$3.00 per person under age 12


Ed Skutecki, 623-572-9004, Email:

This is a joint Honeywell and Sperry Retiree Club event. Here's your chance to get a firsthand insider's look at our new state-of-the-art sports stadium. Our tour will include a visit to the locker rooms! The tour will not require any stair climbing and will be wheelchair accessible. To reserve your spot, call or email Ed Skutecki ASAP, then write a check to Treasurer, Honeywell Retiree Club and mail it to

Ed Skutecki
7863 W. Piute Ave
Glendale , AZ 85308

Holiday Dinner Dance

Honeywell Retiree Club

December 8, 2006

6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Friendship Renewal

7:00-10 p.m. Dinner & Dancing

Cash bar all evening

The Elks Club
14424 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032

35.00 per member (Same as last year!) $35.00 spouse/guest of member
$40.00 for all other non-members

Coats for men & party dresses for women, please

Reserve an entire table for you and your friends for even more fun!
Call 602-526-5698 to reserve with names - tables of 8 or 10 available

This is your night to shine, best bib & tucker and your fancy party shoes – come join us for the third annual HRC Holiday Dinner Dance. We had a great time last year and are planning more for this year – PLUS lots of great door prizes. The buffet they serve is really a tasty treat – plenty for seconds, too, and a dessert table to die for! Talk to your friends and reserve a full table for a fun evening of dining, dancing and conversation.

Mail your check, with notation for Holiday Party , to HRC at our address on page 12.

Call Lorri Jordan at 602-526-5698 for additional information

CARIBBEAN CRUISE - April 15, 2007


News from Nurse Nance

Eating bad fats increases the risk for gallstones.

New finding: A 14-year study of nearly 46,000 men found that those who consumed the most trans fats (4.5 g per day) had a nearly 25% higher risk for gallstone disease than those who ate the least amount of trans fats (1.4 g per day).

Theory: Trans fats increase LDL “bad cholesterol”, which may lead to gallstone formation. Self defense: Avoid trans fat by checking the nutrition label on processed foods, such as crackers, chips and baked goods.

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda , Maryland


Diamondbacks Baseball Game - September 11

On September 11, 2006, forty-five Honeywell/Sperry Retirees and guests enjoyed a Diamondbacks baseball game at Chase Field.  The seats were great, and the weather was cool enough to allow the roof to be open.  Despite their four homeruns, the D-backs lost to the Washington Nationals 7-6.  Oh well, maybe next year!  Contributed by Ed Skutecki